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How to Know if Your Hormones Are Out of Whack

How to Know if Your Hormones Are Out of Whack

How to Know if Your Hormones Are Out of Whack

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If you regularly feel like something is just not right with your body, that you are just not yourself more often than not, you may be suffering from a hormone imbalance. Here are a few signs and symptoms to help you determine if your hormones may be out of whack:

 

You feel tired all the time.

Consistent fatigue may be the cause of an imbalance in our stress hormones that are produced when your body releases cortisol. Your body tends to release excessive cortisol in response to a bad or unhealthy diet, especially one with excessive daily consumption of sugar. This fatigue may even make you feel a little depressed and lethargic and cause brain fog or brain fatigue, a temporary condition in which your brain is simply exhausted and cannot perform the simplest task.

 

You are unable to lose weight.

This is the big tip off.  Difficult weight loss and that fabulous "muffin top".  The stress hormone cortisol not only makes you feel tired but can also hinder your body's ability to maintain or lose weight. Your hormones control your metabolism. An imbalance in your hormones can result in a slowed or inefficient metabolism. Furthermore, hormonal imbalances promote fat storage that can lead to weight gain.

 

You suffer from insatiable cravings.

NO, it's not that you are weak and don't have will power.  An increase in cortisol can cause you to have crazy and insatiable cravings for sugary foods. You may feel ravenous and get abnormally cranky if you are unable to satisfy those cravings.

 

You feel as if you are on an emotional roller coaster.

Hello bipolar life.  This was me for years.   When your hormones are out of whack, you may feel as if you are on an emotional roller coaster. One minute you are happy and having the time of your life and in the next, you may feel incredibly depressed. Hormonal imbalances can cause you to experience extreme, inexplicable highs and lows in your emotions.

 

You have digestive problems.

Yes!  Your digestion "ick" that's going on is often very linked to hormonal imbalances!  Hormonal imbalances can also contribute to digestive problems like abdominal spasms, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, excessive flatulence and burping, nausea and discomfort.

 

You sweat excessively.

Your hormones can cause you to sweat excessively when they are out of whack. This is due to a swing of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, which are caused by hormonal imbalances in your body. This symptom is usually overlooked but should be discussed with your doctor in the event your excessive sweating leads to axillary hyperhidrosis, which is profuse sweating over your entire body and underarms.

If you would like to learn more about how to balance your hormones ( and to find out what is REALLY going on with your hormones) , please connect for an initial consultation!

Yours in health and wellness,

Angela

 

What Sugar Does to Your Brain

What Sugar Does to Your Brain

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CAUTION: Only read this blog post if you are truly ready to end your relationship with sugar. Once you know this, you can’t go back.

 

Have you ever been in one of those mid-day slumps where you can’t seem to think straight?

 

And in a daze you reach for the sugar-laden latte or a muffin?

 

Well, what if I told you that the way your brain experiences those stimulants lights up the exact same areas as cocaine? Crazy, right?!

 

New research is coming out every day on just how bad sugar is for the brain. It’s as bad for your brain as being in an extremely stressful or abusive situation 24/7.

 

Sugar addiction can actually impair the function of the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory and coping with stress.

 

The truth is when you go off sugar your brain starts to repair itself. The brain fog you deal with everyday disappears and you feel clear and focused like never before. When sugar is your primary fuel source, not only is it damaging you on a physiological level but it’s also impairing your higher mental functioning.

 

Using sugar or refined carbohydrates as a pick-me-up creates a vicious cycle, the effects of the sugar wear off quickly and the low energy returns with a vengeance. When you cut sugar out of your diet you transform this cycle and create stable, sustainable energy that allows you to actually focus and feel mentally clear. Just one of the many benefits of eliminating sugar from your life.

 

Want even more great tips to help you lose weight, improve your digestion, increase your energy and end your sugar addiction once and for all?

 

Or join me on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/143433966138096/?ref=br_rs where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

 

To your wellness,

Angela